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Costco Interview Questions

30 Costco Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
If you found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot, what would you do?
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You would turn the money in at the member service desk or to a store manager! The interviewer needs to hear that you are honest and ethical. In this situation, the best thing to do is to turn the money in, and it is what the interviewer expects to hear from you.

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"I could never keep money that was not mine. Perhaps the person who dropped the money may desperately need that $20 today, and turning it in would give them a better chance of finding the money."
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Question 2 of 30
Do you shop at Costco?
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Be candid with the interviewer about if you have or have had a Costco membership. If you currently shop at Costco, that's great! Be sure to mention how much you enjoy your membership and shopping at Costco. If you have had a Costco membership in the past, be sure to say that you have shopped at Costco, and you liked it! If you do not buy at Costco, that is okay too! Merely share that you do not currently shop at Costco, but you hear wonderful things about it all the time and look forward to being part of the team.

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"When my kids were younger, and living in the house, my Costco membership is what saved me! Time wise and financially. Now that they are off to college, my visits are less frequent, but this is still my go-to place for holiday shopping."
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Question 3 of 30
Why do you want to work here and why should we hire you?
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Costco's focus is bringing its members quality, brand-name, products at great prices. Tell the interviewer that you support Costco's goal of providing families with these great products and reasonable prices. Recognize that you would be helping create an environment where friends, family, and business colleagues come to shop together. Be excited to share that you would get to be a part of something great by being an employee at Costco!

Why should they hire you? Talking about ourselves in this way can be challenging. If you are unsure, talk about to a few colleagues, family members, and friends. Ask them for their opinion. You'll probably be surprised at the consistency in their responses! Their answers will give you insight into how to answer this part of the question. Tell the interviewer what sets you apart, and explain how your co-workers, family members, and friends have encouraged you with your gift in this area.

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"I want to work here because your organization is so huge and offers an incredible amount of opportunity for growth. You should hire me because I would be a loyal and long-term hire. I understand what goes into sourcing, onboarding, and training a new employee and I would be fully dedicated to this process and my potential career growth with Costco."
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Question 4 of 30
Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.
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Costco is very much a team environment. You will not always be fond of the people you are collaborating with; however, the interviewer needs to know that any inherent dislike will not affect your job performance. Keep your answer positive and focus on your ability to self-manage despite team members who may drag you down.

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"I certainly prefer to work with like-minded people who are go-getters and understand the meaning of hard work. It can be frustrating to work with people who have no drive or are lazy in general, but I ignore them and go about my day."
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Question 5 of 30
Where do you see yourself in the Costco organization in two years?
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Question 6 of 30
If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?
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Question 7 of 30
What motivates you to work hard?
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Question 8 of 30
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service?
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Question 9 of 30
When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?
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Question 10 of 30
Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?
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Author of Costco Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 04/17/2012
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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Question 11 of 30
Describe to me a perfect retail environment.
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Question 12 of 30
How well do you handle customer complaints?
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What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?
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Question 14 of 30
Tell me about your experience in working in retail.
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Question 15 of 30
What are some of your weaknesses?
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Question 16 of 30
How would your references describe you?
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Question 17 of 30
What are your greatest strenghts?
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Question 18 of 30
What is your personal mission statement?
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Question 19 of 30
Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
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Question 20 of 30
How do you define good member service?
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Question 21 of 30
What do you know about Costco's working environment?
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Question 22 of 30
How does Costco fit into your overall career plans?
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Question 23 of 30
Would you enjoy handing out samples, socializing and promoting products to Costco members?
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Question 24 of 30
What is your best personal trait?
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Question 25 of 30
You have been out of work for a while, what have you been doing?
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Question 26 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader. How was the outcome?
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Question 27 of 30
What would you do if a coworker asked you to help them steal?
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Question 28 of 30
What position at Costco would you most like to work?
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Question 29 of 30
How do you expect to make a difference at Costco?
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Question 30 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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About Costco

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) operates membership warehouses that offer its members low prices on a limited selection of branded and selected private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It buys the majority of its merchandise directly from manufacturers and route it to a cross-docking consolidation point (depot) or directly to its warehouses. The Company's depots receive container-based shipments from manufacturers and reallocate these goods for shipment to its individual warehouses. The Company's warehouse format averages approximately 143,000 square feet. Its warehouses operate on a seven-day, 69-hour week. It carries an average of approximately 3,800 active stock keeping units (SKUs) per warehouse in its core warehouse business. Many consumable products are offered for sale in case, carton or multiple-pack quantities only.

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